Archive for the ‘Pregnancy at work’ Category

Pregnant? How to start earning extra money before your maternity leave

Firstly, congratulations are in order! If it’s your first child you’ll know doubt have a mix of excitement and a ting of nervousness every so often – life is about to change, for the better! If this is not your first child, you know what to expect during the pregnancy

How to dress to impress with maternity wear during the second trimester

Dressing during the second trimester of pregnancy can be a real challenge.  Many women find that their pre-pregnancy clothes are starting to feel a little tight, but full-blown maternity clothes are too big!  Stylists Colour Me Beautiful believe that every woman deserves to feel and look her best during this life-changing

How to stop heartburn during pregancy

If you’ve suffered from indigestion before, you’ll know it’s quite an uncomfortable, and often excruciating pain in the chest and upper abdomen. If you’re pregnant, and working, it can be even more uncomfortable, as you’re expected to work through your discomfort and get on with the day’s work.

Maternity leave: new mums are too scared to take maternity leave

New mums are entitled to 52 weeks of maternity leave and get up to 39 weeks of statutory maternity pay.Despite this, according to the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) 43 per cent of mothers on maternity leave are too afraid to take their full maternity leave.

Got a memory like a sieve? Here are some tips to help

Baby brain really does exist – well according to researchers at the University of London, anyway! If you keep forgetting things, are a ‘little’ oversensitive at times and find it harder to stay focused, there may well be a valid reason for it. Examining the brain activity of 39 pregnant

Pregnancies and maternity leave: know your legal rights

If you’ve just discovered that you’re pregnant, you may be worried about how your pregnancy will affect your job. The likelihood is you will need time off for hospital appointments and check-ups, as well as a lengthy break to have your baby and nurse it through those all-important first weeks

The reality and financial effects of a maternity-leave career break

Business women with successful careers are often shocked at the inequalities that still surround employees who take their full maternity leave. When it’s time to go back to work, the choices available to women can be quite limited, with a common complaint being that the career break has affected the

Is it a muffin top or a baby bump?

Whilst commuters rush around on their journey to work or business meetings, focusing on juggling their coffee, hand or manbag, free issue of Metro newspaper on route, pregnant women are struggling to get a seat. Trying to avoid an elbow or just being knocked into while pregnant, with the side

Pregnancy boredom: how to get through the third trimester

Rochelle Humes is The Saturdays fame has recently tweeted about being bored on her maternity leave from the band as she is not used to just relaxing! And this is something that many pregnant women experience. By the time you’ve reached your third trimester and are on your maternity leave,

Pregnant at between 28-38 weeks pregnant? Get the whooping cough jab now

Pregnant women between 28-38 weeks pregnant are being asked to get vaccinated against whooping cough (pertussis). This is due to a sharp rise in the number of whooping cough cases in the UK, and eight babies dying from whooping cough recently.

Pregnant? know your rights – don’t get ripped off at work!

In an ideal world, every employer would do their best to ensure that their pregnant employees are well looked after – or at least ensure that their legal obligations to them are met. But, for many pregnant women, announcing a pregnancy can be the start of difficult times, with employers